if u think i only followed u because ur hot u r absolutely right
The sun’s so up high today, isn’t it?
I keep shutting off small talk
in hopes of avoiding conversations
about the weather or the fire that burned
down a building a couple of blocks away
and then turn to my poetry when I’m all alone
to talk about the rain, sunlight,
or how easily fires could be put out.
My fear of saying the wrong thing
cuts myself off of the simple pleasure
of handing people my own mind
where thoughts float like handwritten letters
in a hundred different clear glass bottles,
all waiting for the frightening huge waves
to wash them up on the right shores.
It’s a shame I forgot to bring an umbrella."